Prep Soccer

Undefeated Marion boys' soccer nets 4 first team all-Wamac selections

Class 2A No. 2 Indians open state tournament play Thursday

Marion's Jaffer Murphy (9) kicks the ball away from Williamsburg's Roberto Flores (right) in the first half at a high school soccer game with Williamsburg at Marion High School in Marion on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Marion won in overtime, 1-0. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Marion's Jaffer Murphy (9) kicks the ball away from Williamsburg's Roberto Flores (right) in the first half at a high school soccer game with Williamsburg at Marion High School in Marion on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Marion won in overtime, 1-0. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

The Marion Indians boys’ soccer team had five players named by the Wamac Conference as first team all-conference honorees. Sophomore Jaffer Murphy leads the team with 21 goals, while freshman brother Levi Murphy has 12 scores with four assists. Junior defenders Riece Frericks and Tim Schuttloffel were also first-team selections. 

Second-year Marion Coach Marco Fichtner — who has led the Indians to the state tournament in each of his two seasons — was named Coach of the Year in the West Division.

Dyersville Beckman and Solon also had four first-team players. Both teams had their seasons end in a substate final on Saturday.

East Division first team

Dyersville Beckman: Owen Grover, Jake Recker, Blake Lammers, John Gulick

Solon: Jorel Justus, Nick Radcliffe, Luke Yetley, Eric Weetman

DeWitt Central: Jesper Andreassen, Henry Bloom

Western Dubuque: Keaton Brockenstedt, Luke Bertling

Mount Vernon: Clayton Loyd

Anamosa: Maverick Tjaden

Maquoketa: Luke Brame

West Delaware: Caleb Zehr

East Division second team

Dyersville Beckman: Michele Keegan, CJ McDermott, Tom Jasper

Solon: Luke McInnis, Bennett Meier, Gabe Yetley

DeWitt Central: Brett Baxter, Drew McNamara

Western Dubuque: Cole Burger, Nate Gehl

Mount Vernon: Graham Bradbury, Cael Crawford

Anamosa: Milton Moctezuma

Maquoketa: Connor Schnoor

West Delaware: Jil Patel

Coach of the Year — Mirek Laskowski, Dyersville Beckman

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW ADVERTISEMENT

West Division first team

Marion: Jaffer Murphy, Riece Frericks, Levi Murphy, Tim Schuttloffel

Williamsburg: Matthew Cronquist, Zach Litwiller, Roberto Flores

Benton Community: Vance Bartelt, Justice Lamer

Center Point-Urbana: Ethan Sells, Kaelan Schildroth

Vinton-Shellsburg: Alex Pladsen

Clear Creek Amana: Christian Romero

Independence: Tom Nejdi

South Tama: Jonathon Castrejon

West Division second team

Marion: Connor Gorton, Alex Whalen, Jacob Deiters

Williamsburg: Jacob Mohr, Tucker Stanerson

Benton Community: Simon Carlson, Zach Brecht

Center Point-Urbana: Chandler Hebert, Brandon Drier

Vinton Shellsburg: CJ Richels, David Lapan-Islas

Clear Creek Amana: Spencer Kakosh

Independence: Tom Reiff

South Tama: Jorge Davila

Coach of the Year — Marco Fichtner, Marion

l Comments: douglas.miles@thegazette.com

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.

CONTINUE READING

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.